1.23.2013

an inauguration story

My hands were frozen, my feet were numb & I was on the brink of exhaustion but it was all worth it for one of the best nights in DC. I was fortunate enough to attend the Presidential Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center on Monday night & rubbed shoulders with saw from afar some fabulous attendees. With less than 12 hours to find the perfect dress, I spent Monday running all over the city in search. [I may or may not have also picked up some Chanel goodies & a few pairs of heels for NYFW] I shot over to chat with my favorite WUSA9 anchor about inaugural fashion, tried my hand at a hollywood-glam look, threw on some sparkle, & headed out for some POTUS Inauguration fun. Check out a few snaps from the evening & make sure to follow District Sparkle on Instragram for more behind-the-scenes peeks!


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2013 Presidential Inauguration Seal | Brad Paisley


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The golden ticket | Chanel indulgences


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The Obama's first dance | Me & my date

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Chatting with WUSA9 about the fab inaugural fashion | Coverage from earlier in the day


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My favorite WUSA9 anchor, Debra Alfarone | Stevie Wonder [who rocked btw]



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My bf, Darren Criss | End of ball mayhem

[Update: A lot of readers have been asking where my dress & bag are from: Dress: Macy's | Bag: Dareen Hakim via Signature | Shoes: Zara]

18 comments:

  1. You looked amazing! I can't wait to see what shoes you picked up for NY.

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

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    1. They are so fab. Clearance at Macy's. Spoiler: There's leopard involved!
      xo

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  2. Gorgeous, Dahling! Looks like so much fun!

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    1. Was a blast. Already thumbing thru dresses for the next one! I vote group date next time :)
      xoxo

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  3. Awesome! Don't forget us little people!

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    1. Oh, please. I'm taking my godson with me :)

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  4. So where was the dress from? You looked stunning. Also, loving the clutch. From Charm Georgetown, right? I've been dying for one of those for almost 2 years! Can you remind us who the designer is?

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    1. Thanks so much for the reminder, Kimberly!! Can't believe I forgot to include that information. The specifics links are provided above but the dress is from Macy's & the clutch is from Signature in Georgetown.
      xo

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  5. Looks like y'all had a fantastic time at the ball...you look stunning!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

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    1. Only thing it was missing was you!
      xo

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  6. Hey girlee! Do you think you could do a tutorial on the hair you were sporting here? So gorgeous!!!

    xoxo
    Kim
    www.twopugsandanugget.com

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    1. Fab idea! It was super simple. Check back for this tutorial soon!
      Thanks, Kim!
      xo

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  7. looks like an awesome night & what a special event to have the honor of attending! you found a perfect dress. thanks for letting us follow along.

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

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    1. Thanks C & V! It was absolutely surreal & such a wonderful experience!
      xo

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  8. totally lusting over your dress!! you seriously looked fabulous!!

    xo,Taylor
    iLikeMyClothesTaylored.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Taylor! The lace detailing on the dress is my favorite. Def a keeper :)
      xo

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  9. Love this outfit, especially the dress!

    Have a lovely day,
    -Kati

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Go ahead. Make my day sparkle!

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